My name is Ray Doustdar, and I’m a juicer.
No, not that kind of “juicer,” but a fresh veggie juicer. I started juicing to help bring down my cholesterol, and guess what? It worked. In 4 months, my cholesterol went from 234 to 168 (down 28%) by incorporating juicing into my daily lifestyle. Juicing gave me portion control and helped curb my cravings.
During this time, I discovered that although the leafy greens are packed with phytonutrients, they lack many essential vitamins and minerals. I tried taking vitamins in pill form after each juice, but they upset my stomach. Then I learned liquid vitamins are more readily available for easy absorption, so I decided to solve my own problem and created BUICED to “boost my juice.” Now I “BUICED” my fresh veggie juice, my morning OJ or my water. And when I’m in a hurry, I just fire back a shot!
BUICED is a new liquid vitamin product that provides a month supply of daily shots to boost your life. By simply adding a 1 ounce shot everyday into your favorite glass of fresh veggie juice, your morning orange juice, apple juice, or even a glass of water, you will receive 100% the daily value of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Biotin, and Pantothenic Acid. We also added our own proprietary blend of minerals that perfectly compliment the vitamins. Liquid vitamins are more readily available for quicker absorption into cells, and so now all you do is “boost” your favorite beverage and stop taking pills. You can also take the shot directly without pouring it into another liquid. We have included a 1 ounce shot dispensing cap with each bottle. Each bottle of BUICED contains 30 (1 oz.) shots, and so this bottle is your entire 1 month supply. It’s that easy!
BUICED Inc. was founded in 2013 to do good. Our first product is the BUICED Liquid Multivitamin, with many others to come. We also run www.EverdayJuicer.com, which is a great resource for anyone that wants to make fresh vegetable juicing a part of their everyday lifestyle. Never before has it been so important to take control of your own health, and seek to gather information and data and then use that information and data to make the best informed decisions on the most important person in our life - YOU.
What are the key factors that have helped your store be successful?
It all started with a problem and need. I have felt nauseated from taking pill form vitamins since 2006, when I started them in order to boost my immune system to combat an auto-immune disease that I had called vitiligo. You may have heard about it from when Michael Jackson was affected with it, and he took to bleaching his skin. I did not take that route, instead I decided to research WHY was my body turning on itself and eating the pigmentation of my skin? The answer for me came back in having too much stress in my life and not enough vitamins & minerals in order to not allow my immune system to become compromised. Therefore I researched and researched and researched and found a combination of vitamins, along with 15 minutes of direct sunlight a day, and I eliminated the stress that was on my life... and in 4 months, I was able to actually re-pigment the discoloration that had affected my hands and a few other areas.
The only issue for me was that pill form vitamins made me nauseated, everyday, for a good 20 minutes. But, for 6 years I suffered through this on a daily basis because I did not think there was an alternative. Fast forward to 2012, and after I started fresh vegetable juicing to lower my cholesterol, I decided one day to experiment and crushed up my various pill form vitamins that I was taking, boiled them in some water, and then poured that into my glass of fresh veggie juice that I had just made. I waited to see if I would still have an upset stomach, and to my delight, I didn't!
That was how BUICED was born.
What are your top recommendations for new store owners?
My biggest recommendation for new store owners or aspiring entrepreneurs for that matter is to spend the time upfront and make sure that you do your research on not only the product that you want to launch and whether there is a market or need for that, but then also on all the amazing resources like Shopify that are now at your disposal.
Any Closing Remarks?
Creating BUICED literally from scratch has not only been the most demanding and difficult thing that I have ever done, but also by far the most rewarding. This is because I have passion for this. I have learned that when it comes to your work and your life for that matter, you are not truly alive unless you are living a life of passion. That passion can take many forms, such as passion for your family, your friends, your faith. Whether its a passion for your work, a passion for your hobbies, or a passion for your well being, the bottom-line is to figure out what you are passionate about, and then put a plan in place to make that more a part of your everyday life.
As I stated as well above, make sure that you have a PASSION for what you are doing, because even with all the great resources and technology that are at our disposal, it is that PASSION and that PASSION alone that will help you through the days that seem overwhelming and that you wished you were back working your 9 to 5!